#TreatsForToys: Shedoesthecity Partners with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies To Spread Christmas Joy to Canadian Kids

Kellogg’s Rice Krispie treats have been a favourite of mine ever since I was a little girl. My mom used to make them for birthday parties, or any neighbourhood get together or school bake sale, and I always enjoyed slowly pulling them apart to enjoy the gooey-marshmallow sweetness and Rice Krispie crunch. So when I was asked to be an ambassador for the annual #TreatsForToys program, it was an easy decision. Not only does this holiday fun involve a favourite snack, but it also gives back to children across Canada, because no child should go without a gift on Christmas. Also, it is super fun to design a toy out of Rice Krispies!

Whether you have little ones that would enjoy a no-bake day of recipe fun, or you want to get creative with friends while hosting a Gilmore Girls marathon, building your Rice Krispie toy treat is super easy. Trains and monsters are currently a big deal in our home, but the possibilities of what you create are endless!

Once you are done making your toy treat, upload it to TreatsForToys.ca or Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter using the #TreatsForToys hashtag. For each #TreatsForToys uploaded, Kellogg’s will donate $20 to the Salvation Army, who will then organize the donation of toys to children in need across Canada.

To get started, see what what #TreatsForToys we built below. (As someone who rarely gets crafty in the kitchen, I am very pleased with what we made!)

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Sugar Plum Chums

Rice Krispies Recipe

50 mL ¼ cup margarine or butter
250 g 1 pkg regular marshmallows
2 mL ½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1.5 L 6 cups Rice Krispies* cereal

  • Melt the margarine in a large saucepan over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows, stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Stir until well coated.
  • Press ¾ of the mix firmly into a buttered pan.

What You’ll Need

  • Medium-sized saucepan
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Wooden spoon
  • Variety of coloured icing
  • Licorice laces
  • Assorted candies of your choice (i.e., sprinkles, gummy worms)

Adult supervision recommended when using sharp objects

Instructions

  1. Once the Rice Krispies* treats are prepared and cool to the touch, cut out one large and one small rectangle, and one large and one small circle from the mixture in the pan.
  2. Then, using icing and your favourite candies, decorate the shapes in different ways to create your own Sugar Plum Chums!

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Holiday House

Rice Krispies Recipe

50 mL ¼ cup margarine or butter
250 g 1 pkg regular marshmallows
2 mL ½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1.5 L 6 cups Rice Krispies* cereal

  • Melt the margarine in a large saucepan over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows, stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Stir until well coated.
  • Press ¾ of the mix firmly into a buttered pan.

What You’ll Need

  • Medium-sized saucepan
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Wooden spoon
  • Variety of coloured icing
  • 3/16’’ round wooden dowels
  • Assorted candies of your choice (i.e., sprinkles, gummy worms)

Adult supervision recommended when using sharp objects

Instructions

  1. Once the Rice Krispies* treats are prepared and cool to the touch, cut out two large squares from the mixture in the pan.
  2. With your hands, form a large cube with the left over treats.
  3. To create the roof, form a point with the two rectangles and connect the pieces with the round wooden dowels
  4. Now place the roof on the cube to form the house. Then, connect the roof to the base with the round wooden dowels.
  5. Now for the best part! Decorate the house with candies and icing to create a door, windows and chimney.

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Tiny Treat Train

Rice Krispies Recipe

50 mL ¼ cup margarine or butter
250 g 1 pkg regular marshmallows
2 mL ½ tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1.5 L 6 cups Rice Krispies* cereal

  • Melt the margarine in a large saucepan over low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows, stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  • Add the remaining ingredients. Stir until well coated.
  • Press ¾ of the mix firmly into a buttered pan.

What You’ll Need

  • Medium-sized saucepan
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Wooden spoon
  • 3/16’’ round wooden dowels
  • 1 can (680 g) prepared white fondant icing
  • Food colouring of your choice
  • Assorted candies of your choice (i.e., sprinkles, gummy worms)
  • Red and black licorice laces

Adult supervision recommended when using sharp objects

Instructions

  1. Once the Rice Krispies* treats are prepared and cool to the touch, cut out one large rectangle and one thick “L” shape from the mixture in the pan.
  2. Lay the rectangle piece horizontally, next to the “L” shape.
  3. Using a soft candy of your choice, place it between the “L” shape and rectangle shape. Then, use round wooden dowels to connect the candy in between the two treats.
  4. Place the black licorice laces under the train for the wheels.
  5. Use candies and fondant with food colouring to decorate the rest of the train as desired.

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